Thursday, January 15, 2009


That's what the news said when I got up this morning - negative twenty one degrees. No telling what the windchill was.

Fortunately, the Suburban started right up and I drove the kids to school.

Yes. School.

Seems it takes more than double-digit-sub-zero temps to delay and or cancel school.

So rather than wait outside for the bus - could be five minutes, could be seven, would be frostbite - I've been driving them this week.

Does that mean I'm raising my kids to be pansies?


Last night I received some unfortunate news. Nothing I'm prepared to share yet, if ever, but neverless shook me to my core.

I'm spending today digesting the news and working on my Dear Jane squares. Rather than a big, fast project that allows my mind to wander, I need small things that require my utmost attention.


H-6 Pie Sale

G-9 Mary's Journey

F-8 Church Window


Dysd Housewife said...

Okay. So. The whipped up thing, and now this? You're just showing off now :P

Tree said...

I like the pie sale one a lot! The church window looks difficult, but you pull it off.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Hi Gretchen!

I am sending you some Southern CA sunshine to warm your heart and soul!

Good job on your Dear Jane blocks!

Jenny said...

You are just amazing with the quilts. School was cx here...sustained windchills of -25 does that to us Badgers. Yikes, Minnesotans are hard core. Stay warm!